Xavier Parguey

Born into a family of winegrowers, Xavier Parguey inherits land and properties in the Doubs, his native region, but his resources are much reduced after WWI, in which he takes part, being interned in a German camp. On his return, he becomes a tramp in his native village. Earning a modest living poaching and making grape carriers, he is then given the nickname Zouzou. From around 1920, he uses a billhook to carve little wooden tools — cabbage dibbles, mallets, etc.— whose function gradually disappears beneath their figurative exuberance.

Jean Dubuffet visited the National Museum of Folk Art and Traditions in Paris in 1945, where he discovered work by Xavier Parguey and became interested in it.

Cookie toestemming
We gebruiken cookies op onze website, lees meer over ons cookie en privacy beleid.
Functionele cookies: deze cookies zijn nodig voor een goed werkende website
Analytische cookies: deze cookies worden gebruikt om bezoekers de best mogelijke ervaring te geven op onze websites
Marketing cookies: deze cookies worden gebruikt om onze bezoekers relevante marketing informatie te tonen